To solve traffic problems in big cities is saturated with transport, took aviation company Airbus. The traditional, annual Geneva motor show was presented a conceptual development of modular vehicle moving through the air and ground highways. The concept called Pop.Up was developed by Airbus together with the Italian engineering firm Italdesign, specializing in the design of cars. Previously, Airbus has had the experience in the development of the concept of the flying taxi, which can reduce the burden on roads of big cities.
This concept car is a design of three main modules. Capsule for passengers, with dimensions of 2.6 m length, 1.4 m width and 1.5 m in height, is a separate module that can be mounted on a wheeled platform designed for ground travel. The third module provides the movement in the air and is a 8-rotor system with two propellers on the axis. Picking up the car’s passenger cabin, so the aircraft module, the quadcopter moves freely through the air regardless of the load of the highway.
In order to reduce the weight of the car Pop.Up, the case serves to manufacture carbon fibers. For movement use electric energy, and fully charging the car takes only 15 minutes. In currently proposed the concept of range on one battery charge reaches 95 km and ground roads module can drive 130 km away. it is Worth noting that each of the three component parts of the vehicle fitted with it’s own set of batteries. The capacity of the battery module in flight (takeoff and landing are performed in the upright position) equal to 70 kWh, take — off weight- 600 kg Maximum travel speed Pop.Up in both modes — 100 km/h.
The developers of the Airbus suggested that the real use of the flying cars will be possible in the next decade. But Dubai municipality this year willing to try new technologies in real conditions. For these purposes, will be used single Chinese drones EHang 184. In terms of what Airbus plans to commercescout your concept and how much it will cost to buy a news to holders is not specified.
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